Monday, August 27, 2012

Episode 49: The Mankie

Click the link to listen to: The Mankie

Hi All,

We'd like to thank Nature's Clean Choice anti-microbial baby blankets protected by Fosshield® for sponsoring this episode. We were excited to work with them to give away 20 of their germ repellant blankets last week. If you'd like to order one, you can visit Don't forget to enter "nightlightstories" in the coupon code at checkout to receive an extra 5% off your total order. Check out some of the winners below!

Photo Credits: Naps Happen and Wyman Ragg

What did you say? A word of the day! In our story
there are many juicy words that are fun to use and say.
microbes: a microorganism; especially a pathogenic bacterium.
random: proceeding, made or occurring without definite aim.
wailing: to utter a prolonged, inarticulate, mournful cry.
vibrant: vigorous or energetic.
Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing
after hearing the story.

1. Use a blanket to make yourself a cape, a ghost, or throw it over some chairs to make a fort. 

2. Write an acrostic poem using the word BLANKET. 

3. Uncle Maxwell wrote the cryptic phrase "The Mankie: Wield to Shield". Think of and write out other phrases to describe the other gifts he sent to Simon.

4. Make a list of magical objects that Uncle Maxwell could send to Simon in the future.

After listening to the story, can you recall the
details to answer these questions?

1. Who does Simon receive a present from twice a year?
2. What is the message on the card he pulls out of the package?
3. When does Simon realize the special property of the blanket?
4. Where does Simon keep his Sandlings?
5. Why does he give the blanket to his baby brother?

We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Madeline P.
Kelly P.
Beth P.
Brayden B
Brian B.
Tucker B. 

We hope your days SPARKLED!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Bus Stop Bravery (7:28)
Getting ready for the very first bus ride on the very first day 
of school can be a nerve-racking experience!
Free audio download: Bus Stop Bravery
Blog with activities: Bus Stop Bravery

It's that time of year again! Kids and parents are hustling and bustling around purchasing school supplies, picking out new backpacks and setting their fall schedules. I know we are working on making our own schedule here in the Night Light Stories household. One activity already on there is our son's piano lessons.

Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? We'd love for you to share in the comments or leave a picture with you playing your instrument on the Facebook Page.  We hope you have a terrific start to the school year!